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D’Angelo To Pay Tribute To James Brown — Tha Wire [VIDEO]

D’Angelo will team up with Aloe Blacc and world renowned African singer Ange’lique Kidjo for a special tribute to the lake Godfather of Soul, James Brown this summer. 

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Mr. How Does It Feel will perform in the Jazz at the Bowl series of the Hollywood Bowl in L.A.  It all takes place August 13th in celebration of the upcoming James Brown biopic, Get On Up, starring Chadwick Boseman, Jill Scott, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer just to name a few.  Feast your eye’s on the trailer!  I can’t wait to see this.

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In the meantime, Billboard is reporting, D’Angelo and Aloe Blacc are also rumored to be additions to a neo-soul festival going down in October.  Though technically he’s stepped back into the spotlight, getting a chance to actually SEE D’Angelo perform live is a pretty rare occurrence.   The singers last LP, The Best So Far… dropped in  in 2008 and ever since then there’s been talk of a new album in the works, but so far no release date or tittle has been given.  Of Course I’ll keep you posted if anything changes.

Looks like he’s gonna be out and about this year, so listen to Tha Wire below and find out where else you can catch em.

In other news it’s been a longtime coming, but Wu-Tang Clan is not only back together, but they got a new single.  The hip-hop legends dropped a new track called ‘Keep Watch’ yesterday, which is apparently the lead off single for their off again, on again album, ‘A Better Tomorrow.’

The DJ Mathematics produced track features Method ManInspectah DeckCappadonna and the GZA along with R&B artist Nathaniel singing the hook.  Here it is, check it out and let us know what you think.

Like it? Download it here on the Wu’s online shop.  In the meantime their new album , ‘A Better Tomorrow’ will finally arrive in stores this year.  Listen to Tha Wire below and find out exactly when.

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Finally, last November several of rap music’s founding members like Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Melle Mel and more came together in search for a building in the Bronx, to house an official Hip Hop museum.  Now it appears the project is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Raps pioneers settled on the Kingsbridge Armory and made an official announced for the museum last week, saying they expect to open the Universal Hip Hop Museum by 2017.  However, the proposed location hasn’t been finalized.  That among other fine details will be made by an advisory board.

Once complete, the museum will offer a real life history lesson for people of all ages to learn.  Speaking of which, the very goal of the UHHM is to highlight Hip Hop’s historical and cultural roots including graffiti art, breaking dancing and of course DJing through interactive technology.

Afrika Bambaataa is the museums chairman and said of the project, listen to Tha Wire below and find out what he has to say about it.  In fact press play to get the scoop on all the news above, including today’s celeb birthdays.

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